Bridging courses

Bridging courses are designed to let you explore the foundational knowledge related to your course and get used to university study before you start your degree. Classes will be delivered on campus.

Courses on offer

Physics

This course is recommended for students enrolling in any first-year Physics course, who have a limited background in physics.  The course has been designed to provide students with an introduction to those concepts in Physics, that appear to defy common sense, and are consequently most often misunderstood. These concepts include the nature of forces and their role in motion, work and energy. Difficulties with these concepts generally hamper progress in other areas of Physics. 

The topics discussed with include motion, vectors, coordinate systems, Newton’s Laws, gravitation, conservation laws, measurements and uncertainties.  The course will include lectures, tutorials and practical work in our undergraduate physics laboratories with the emphasis on problem-solving and learning by example.

Course dates / location

Dates: Monday 6 - Friday 17 February, 2023

Time: 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm

Location: Building 6 Room 317

Cost: $220

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Current Students on 1300 275 869 or via askuow@uow.edu.au

Chemistry

This course is an essential stepping stone to first-year chemistry classes at UOW. It is designed for students with little-to-no experience studying chemistry who wish to understand foundational chemical principles that are highly relevant to physical and biological processes. We begin our adventure into chemistry on a small scale, discussing atomic theory and properties of elements, before moving through reactivities of ions to form molecules that we recognise in our daily lives. We then discuss fundamental reactions, including the formation of solids and acid-base reactions, as well as the quantification of these reactions centred around the conservation of mass.

Once we have discussed these core concepts in the lectures and practiced them in tutorial sessions, we will move into the laboratory and perform chemical experiments - carrying out, controlling, and analysing some of the reactions we’ve learned along the way!     

Course dates / location

Lectures and Tutorials

Dates: Monday 6 - Wednesday 15 February, 2023

Time: 9.30 am - 10.30 am (Lecture) and 10.30 am - 12.30 pm (Tutorial)

Location: Building 40 Room 153 (Lecture) and Building 40 Room 123 (Tutorial) and various rooms in Building 67 to be advised on the day

Experiments

Dates: Thursday 16 - Friday 17 February, 2023

Time: 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

Location: Building 41 Room 340

Cost: $220

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Current Students on 1300 275 869 or via askuow@uow.edu.au

Biology

This course is recommended for students enrolling in any first-year Biology course, with a limited biology background. The course has been designed to provide students with an introduction to basic concepts in Biology that are covered in the HSC courses.

Topics include cells and molecules, classification, cell division (mitosis and meiosis) and DNA structure and translation. Major groups in the evolution of animals and plants are also covered.

Course dates / location

Dates: Monday 13 - Friday 17 February, 2023

Time: 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm (Lecture) and 2.30 pm - 5 pm (Practical)

Location: Building 35 Room G20 (Lecture) and Building 43 Room 101 (Practical)

Cost: $150

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Current Students on 1300 275 869 or via askuow@uow.edu.au

 

Sponsored Places

There are a limited number of Sponsored Places available to eligible students participating in the 2023 Bridging Courses.

Please apply here once you have registered for the bridging course.

Applications for Sponsored Places close at 3 pm Monday 6 February, 2023.